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John Barrymore

Actor (15-Feb-1882 — 29-May-1942)


Hollis Alpert. The Barrymores. Dial Press. 1964. 397pp.

John Barrymore. Confessions of an Actor. Bobbs-Merrill. 1926. 138pp.

John Barrymore. We Three: Ethel, Lionel, John. Saalfield Publishing Co.. 1935. 150pp.

Lionel Barrymore; with Cameron Shipp. We Barrymores. Appleton-Century-Crofts. 1951. 311pp.

Gene Fowler. Good Night, Sweet Prince: The Life & Times of John Barrymore. Viking Press. 1944. 477pp.

Joseph W. Garton. The Film Acting of John Barrymore. Arno Press. 1980. 240pp.

John Kobler. Damned in Paradise: A Life of John Barrymore. New York: Atheneum Books. 1977. 401pp.

James Kotsilibas-Davis. The Barrymores: The Royal Family in Hollywood. New York: Crown Publishers. 1981. 376pp.

Michael A. Morrison. John Barrymore: Shakespearean Actor. Cambridge University Press. 1999. 416pp.

Martin F. Norden. John Barrymore: A Bio-Bibliography. Greenwood Press. 1995. 306pp.

Alma Power-Waters. John Barrymore: The Legend and the Man. New York: Julian Messner. 1941. 282pp.


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  1. NNDB [link]

  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Internet Movie Database [link]

  4. Internet Broadway Database [link]

  5. Wikipedia [link]

  6. Library of Congress Name Authority [link]

  7. Encyclopedia of American Biography (p.64)

  8. The Film Encyclopedia, 5th Edition (p.95)

  9. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.109)

  10. Webster's American Biographies (p.69)

  11. Cassell Companion to Cinema (p.44)

  12. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.40)

  13. Quinlan's Illustrated Registry of Film Stars (p.39)

  14. Chambers Film and TV Handbook (p.25)

  15. The Encyclopedia of Film (p.42)

  16. The Encyclopedia of Hollywood (pp.30-32)

  17. The New Biographical Dictionary of Film (p.54)

  18. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.42)

  19. St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture (vol.1, p.178)

  20. Legends in Their Own Time (p.18)

  21. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.278)

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